That’s me! Let me tell you a little bit about myself…
My Philosophy = Balanced Eating & a Healthy Lifestyle
The most important thing you should know is that to me, food is LIFE. I’ve loved food since I was a little and the more I grew, the more I wanted to experiment and discover new foods and new tastes, and always come up with my own twist of something absolutely delicious. But to me, delicious is only part of the equation; the HealthNut in me loves to make sure that every dish I make is healthfied in a way that proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. My goal is to create healthy, yet tasty recipes that are guaranteed to make your taste buds dance.
Don’t believe me? Just try one of my no bake cheesecake s’mores bars… Cheesecake you say? It’s my favourite. Everyone has their guilty pleasures, and I’m all about encouraging a balanced way of eating to make sure that I’m getting the nutrients I need, while enjoying the savoury dishes I love. Hiding healthy inside delicious is not as hard as you might think, and I love to inspire others to discover how they can incorporate wholesome foods into everyday recipes to make dishes that are mouthwatering AND healthy.
Let’s make it clear, I don’t believe in dieting. HealthNut Nutrition is all about finding a balanced life that works for you. It’s about listening to your body, surrounding yourself with positive sources, and limiting stress while enjoying the foods you love. There’s no calorie counting, low fat, sugar free labels on my recipes; because I focus on real, unprocessed foods – it’s as simple as that. When it comes to balance, I live by the 80/20 rule; that means eating healthy 80% of the time, while leaving 20% for sweets and wine.
The Out Back Story
Back in February 2012, I was living and backpacking my way through some of the most beautiful lands of Australia and South East Asia with my boyfriend and partner in crime – Mr. Matthew. It was an amazing experience, but it can be hard to eat healthy when you’re moving place to place, with sometimes not even access to a kitchen. To Matt and I, healthy living was still an important part of our adventure and the more healthy recipes I created on the go, the more I wanted to share them with others to show that healthy living is easy, no matter where you are. And that’s when HealthNut Nutrition was born.
Today, I’m a digital Marketer by day, and a HealthNut YouTuber by night, weekend, and all times in between. HealthNut Nutrition is an extension of myself; letting me share my passion for healthy living, fitness and food with like-minded souls. I love that it lets me be creative in the kitchen to make dishes that I can share with the world to help inspire everyone to live a more balanced, healthy lifestyle. So if you’re looking for recipes that are easy, healthy and always tasty, you’re in the right place. Why I promote a balanced lifestyle.
A lot of people come into the health world looking for a single answer to solve everything they’re battling with. Whether its sensitivities, weight issues, activity limitations, anxiety, stress or even serious health conditions, we wait until we have an issue to be reactive, instead of being proactive in preventing one in the first place. Our bodies can endure a lot, but there is always going to be a moment where they say – enough is enough. I wish I could tell you that I’ve always been perfectly healthy, but my entire health journey has been a combination of ups and downs, and I, like many others, have had my body say enough. If you’re interested in learning about my struggle and how embracing a more holistic approach to living has helped me, please, read my anxiety story here.
Know that everyone has struggles; and what works for one person may not work for another. But a balanced lifestyle philosophy has really made a difference in my life and I hope that by sharing my lifestyle with others, I can encourage them to make a change in their life for the positive. Sometimes we all just need a little direction to discover what makes us healthier and happier.
What you’ll find in the HealthNut Hub.
You’ll discover a variety of vibrant and mouthwatering dishes that are easy, healthy and sure to satisfy. My recipes don’t follow any specific label guidelines such as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, or paleo, though many of my recipes have those characteristics. I’m all about variety, creativity, and using real, wholesome foods; so whatever the recipe ends up being, there’s sure to be an option for everyone.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be all salads and celery sticks…My goal is to inspire and educate my viewers about the food they’re eating and help them to create a long term plan of incorporating heathy foods that are sustainable in an everyday routine. There are no super complicated recipes, ingredients you’ve never heard of, or outrageously priced supplements here; my recipes are about finding flavours that work together and incorporating fresh and healthy ingredients that will excite your palate, one taste bud at a time.
Find me daily, wherever you are on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Snapchat. I’m always up and moving and always posting behind the scenes in the Health Nut headquarters, vlogs, and food creations and inspirations. Are you looking to work with HealthNut Nutrition? Please follow me to the Press Page.